Support to School Feeding Programme in Angola
May 18, 2005
- On May 18, 2005 (Wednesday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 1,138,601.20 US dollars (approximately 121.8 million yen) through the Trust Fund for Human Security for the project "Support to Primary Education in Huambo and Kuanza Sul Provinces: School Feeding Programme - including HIV/AIDS Awareness" to be implemented in the Republic of Angola by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
- This project focuses on supporting the primary schools in the Provinces of Huambo and Kuanza Sul in the Republic of Angola, where school attendance rates are still low due to poverty three years after the end of the civil war, in improving attendance rates by introducing school feeding programmes in primary schools as well as preventing HIV/AIDS by introducing HIV/AIDS awareness training in schools.
- The project is expected to improve school attendance rates as well as to help to further promote post-conflict nation building in Angola.
The Trust Fund for Human Security was established in the United Nations Secretariat in March 1999 by the initiative of the Government of Japan, with total contributions of approximately 29 billion yen (approximately US$ 256 million) up to the present. The Trust Fund has assisted many UN agencies' projects and programmes that address various threats to human life, livelihood and dignity, from the perspective of human security.
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